Monday, August 19, 2013

yes... I am still alive!

well, hello everyone!
yes, i am still alive!
i have received some kind, concerned emails
asking of my whereabouts lately
and wondering why i haven't updated my blog
in sooooooooo long

well, honestly...
 i don't have a good excuse at all my friends
truth be told... i had a lot on my plate
and one of the first things that i removed from my plate was my blog
i know... bad blogger

but hey! here is a quick run down
of what's been happening in my little corner of the world
these past few months

i turned 35!
yes, i am officially over the hill (or was i already? and just didn't know it?)
and i feel good about it

my first born, my zoe
turned 8 years old!
yes, 8....
she is still the sweetest little girl i know
with the biggest sweet tooth!
she has been wanting an American Girl forever
so that's what we did for her birthday

and pretty much
we have just been enjoying summer and all it has to offer
we have been camping
berry picking
taken multiple trips to the waterslides
have gone on numerous ice cream dates
 watched some fireworks
and had a picnic lunch

we pretty much have checked off every single item on the girls' summer list

we hope to wrap up this wonderful summer with our annual trip to the fair

happy week friends and thank you so much for the concerned emails, tweets
and messages

ps. i may not have time to update my blog regularly.. but you can find me here
it's a lot easier to update more regularly because it's instant and mobile!

Monday, February 11, 2013

DIY: Mini Crochet Heart

here is a quick and easy project
i posted this pattern a few years ago 
but since valentine's day is just around the corner
i thought it would be nice to post it again

these little hearts are quick and easy to whip up
 and can be used for anything your little heart desires! 
(yes, pun was intended)

see how quick and easy that was?

for the girls' class valentines this year
i made each of their friends a heart
hot glued the heart to a brooch backing
and instantly made mini heart pins!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Farewell 2012!

Well, hello 2013!

I blinked and 2012 happened...does anyone else feel that way?
That feeling pretty much sums up why every year
our little family takes annual family photos 
because poof before you know it another year
has come and gone
so, it's nice to have a professional photographer
capture a few family moments in time
so folks, this is what our 2012 family photos look like
(click here for 2011, 2010, 2009)

last year, for the first time in many years i made a few resolutions
did i break them?  let's just say i tried my darnedest not to
oh, and not only did i run one half marathon, i ran two!
husband and i took our first "just-the-two-of-us vacay"
both the girls are in school full time 
and are at the age where all our hard work at parenting
 is evident and paying off
(i may be biased but they are the sweetest, funniest, smartest girls i know!)

so yes, 2012 was a very good year

and 2013 is going to be an even better year
no resolutions for me this year
but let's just say i only want to surround myself with the positive in life
positive people, positive feelings, positive relationships

i don't have room or time in my life for negativity
so 2013, bring it on!

Monday, December 17, 2012

DIY: Winter Wonderland Snow Globes

For day 16 of our annual christmas countdown
the girls and i made 
waterless winter wonderland snow globes

i was first spotted these lovelies at anthropologie
they looked simple enough to recreate at home with my girls
and they most certainly were!
take a peek below

see how simple that was?
we opted to do waterless snow globes
but you can also add distilled water
for water filled globes
just make sure the trees (or whatever you decide to use) will last in the water
and glitter will probably work better than the snow

the girls have been thoroughly enjoying
our christmas countdown this year
 you can follow along on instagram to see what
we have been doing daily!